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Joey Carbery  is taken off the field injured during the Guinness Summer Series match between Ireland and Italy at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Certitude: the best-laid plans will be ripped asunder as the 2019 World Cup becomes an event based on durability rather than ability. Who can smile t(...)

 Wexford’s Dylan Whelan attempts to block Paddy Cummins of Galway. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Galway 0-20 Wexford 0-11 Making history is rarely easy and while Galway are now within touching distance of an Electric Ireland All-Ireland MHC three(...)

Ulster’s Marcell Coetzee scores a try against Southern Kings during the  PRO14 clash at  Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ulster 33 Southern Kings 19 The mood should have been more upbeat, after Ulster’s fourth straight PRO14 win had moved them above Benetton Rugby to ta(...)

Munster’s Sam Arnold: how he  fares against Will Addison promises to be an interesting midfield battle. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Pro 14: Ulster v Munster Kick off: 7.35pm, Friday. Venue: Kingspan Stadium. On TV: Eir Sport and Premier Sports. Sibling ri(...)

Joey Carbery gets in some kicking practice durin Ireland’s captain’s run at Soldier Field, Chicago on Friday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland v Italy, Soldier Field, Chicago. On TV: Live on eirSport. Kick-off: 3pm local time/8pm Irish. Ireland return to the scene of, arguably, their(...)

Ulster’s Tommy Bowe: a huge tranche of the rugby community  would like to see him bow out in style in his final home match. Photograph: Giuseppe Fama/Inpho

Ulster v Glasgow Warriors Kingspan stadium (6.05pm, live on BBC 2) On a night when the Ravenhill faithful will be biding a fond farewell to two of (...)

James Davies: the Scarlets flanker has been released from the Welsh national squad and will line out against Ulster.  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Scarlets v Ulster, Parc y Scarlets (7.35, live on BBC2) Given the Scarlets double-digit personnel commitment to the Wales squad for the Six Nations (...)

Ulster outhalf Christian Lealiifano is playing his final game for the province before returning to Australia.  Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Wasps v Ulster, Ricoh Arena, Sunday, 3.15 - Live on BT Sport Craig Gilroy’s fractured cheekbone sustained in the victory over La Rochelle is the late(...)

Andrew Trimble:  will pop up from the blindside wing, taking passes inside or outside outhalf Christian Lealiifano. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

La Rochelle v Ulster, Stade Marcel Deflandre (3.15, Sunday, live on Sky Sports) Ulster’s team selection reveals a little of their mindset, or more (...)

Offaly’s Colin Egan is shown a red card in the first half. Photograph: Tom Beary/Inpho

Offaly 2-19 Galway 2-9 In the end, the result was all too predictable but there was still plenty of talking points as Galway navigated safe passage t(...)

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